HAMPTON — Virginia Peninsula Community College has announced Kevin Darcy will head its new men’s soccer program in the fall.
“I just really appreciate the trust that not only Chris Moore has to give me this opportunity, but also the hiring committee,” Darcy said. “I feel like the school is very behind athletics, which was an important piece in my decision to take it on.”
Darcy is the director of coaching on the Peninsula for Virginia Rush Soccer Club and the boys soccer coach at Hampton Roads Academy. He also has worked with Virginia Legacy, Tidewater Sharks and Chesterfield United in technical director positions, according to VPCC.
Darcy also has served as head coach for Hampton University’s women’s program, an assistant for the William & Mary women’s program, and as an assistant men’s coach at Salisbury State. He has an “A” coaching license. Darcy played professionally in the USL, and in college at Salisbury State and Old Dominion University.
“I have been very fortunate to play and coach at all levels of the game and am ready to return to college coaching,” he said.
There is a lot of talent in the area, and a community college program fills a void, Darcy said. “It felt like community college-wise this would be a good spot for kids, especially with two campuses and the number of players (in the area). I think it’s going to be really attractive to players to take that step, get the general education credits and get a direction, academically, and being able to move on from there.”
Darcy and his wife reside in Williamsburg. They have three daughters and four grandchildren.
Virginia Peninsula also is adding track and field/cross country in the fall, bringing the number of intercollegiate sports sponsored to seven. Two more sports will be added for the 2024-25 academic year, but decision has yet to be made on which sports.
For more information on VPCC athletics, go to vpcc.edu.